San Diego (18-11) at Miami (16-12)

Fair Currently: Miami Gardens, FL
Temp: 68° F
  • Game info: 7:35 pm EDT Fri May 7, 2004
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Jake Peavy is developing into an ace for the San Diego Padres.

He’ll look to continue his impressive season when the Padres open a three-game series with the defending World Series champion Florida Marlins at Pro Player Stadium.

Peavy has not allowed more than two runs in any of his first six starts this season. The 22-year-old right-hander gave up one run and eight hits over six innings in Saturday’s 3-1 win over the New York Mets.

In 35 innings this year, he has struck out 31 while walking 13.

Peavy will try to deliver another dominant start as the surging Padres shoot for their ninth win in 11 games.

Khalil Greene led off the game with his first homer of the season Thursday, and Jay Payton also connected to lead the Padres to a 7-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. Mark Loretta and Brian Giles each had three hits, and Payton finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Despite losing five of their last six, the Marlins still have a 2 1/2 -game lead over the Braves in the NL East.

Dontrelle Willis allowed five runs in five innings Thursday, and the Marlins were outhit 14-7 in a 9-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“Rough night all around,” Florida manager Jack McKeon said. “We didn’t get the pitching. We didn’t get the hitting.”

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J. Peavy SF vs. C. Pavano Min
15-6 Record 18-8
2.27 ERA 3.00
173 K 139
53 BB 49
1.20 WHIP 1.17